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News Posted on March 31, 2014

Professor Chin Comments on Sentencing Reform for Daily Journal

Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin commented for the Daily Journal regarding the prospects of California establishing a sentencing commission that could bring about reforms that would enable California to achieve court-mandated reductions in its prison population.

"A sentencing commission with a broad mandate would be uniquely positioned in California to make the system more cost effective and to figure out how to reduce prison population without compromising public safety," said Chin.

Professor Chin said that a sentencing commission could gather data across counties and develop guidelines for sentencing that would be consistent across the state and reflective of inmate population and correctional funding levels.

Gabriel "Jack" Chin, who joined the King Hall faculty in 2011, is a prolific and much-cited criminal and immigration law scholar whose work has addressed many of the most pressing social issues of our time.